INDUSTRIAL DIRECT FIRED DIESEL/KEROSENE HEATERS DC10 DC15 DC25 DC40 DC45
NOT FOR DOMESTIC USE – SPACE HEATING ONLY
Spitwater Australia Pty Ltd
953 Metry St. , North Albury , NSW , Australia
TO FOLLOW OPERATING, SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS LISTED IN THIS
MANUAL RELEASES THE MANUFACTURER FROM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENTS
OR DAMAGES TO HUMANS, ANIMALS AND OBJECTS AND MAY RENDER ANY WARRANTY
Minimum Room Volume
Dimensions L x W x H
The manufacturer reserves the right to modify design features and
technical data without notice.
The SPITFIRE range of portable heaters has been designed to give safe,
efficient and reliable service when the correct operating sequences are
followed and proper attention is given to cleaning and maintenance
procedures. This manual is to provide up to date information necessary
to the user for operating, cleaning and servicing the heaters, together
with fault‐ finding techniques and general specifications, details and
diagrams. Please note that the information given herein after may be
subject to revision in compliance with the policy of continual
The SPITFIRE range of heaters should only be used in the manner and
purpose for which they were intended and in accordance with the
recommendations and safety precautions detailed in the following Manual
and in the Operating Instructions stickers on the unit itself.
All SPITFIRE heaters undergo rigorous safety and operational tests
before being despatched into the marketplace however it is still
imperative that prior to use, all operators have read and understood all
information and instructions provided and are aware of possible hazards.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & PRECAUTIONS
This booklet contains important information for the use and safe
operation of this heater. Please read and understand all warnings before
you start using the unit.
WARNING: When using this heater:
Read all instructions before using this heater.
Know how to start and stop the unit. Be quite familiar with the
Follow the maintenance procedures and fault‐finding techniques
outlined in the manual.
Do not restrict under any circumstances either the inlet or outlet
end of the heater.
Do not operate this heater in basements or below ground.
Permanent ventilation to the outside atmosphere must be provided.
every 293W input divided equally between floor and high levels.
Not for domestic use, space heating only.
The heater must not be used in close proximity to combustible
material. A guard must be placed 900mm away from the heater outlet
to prevent the approach of combustible materials.
Read carefully the instructions concerning Electricity and Fuel
Use only clean filtered diesel or kerosene as fuel. Do not refill
the fuel tank while the heater is running.
Do not operate the heater with the top cover removed.
Allow a minimum room size as listed in the technical specifications.
13.Do not pull on the electrical cord in order to unplug the unit.
Do not effect temporary repairs on worn or damaged electrical cords
and plugs. Have worn, cut or damaged cords and plugs replaced by an
authorised service person/electrician.
To prevent injury always disconnect the power plug before
disassembling any part of the heater, effecting any servicing or
when the unit is not in use.
Local regulations should be followed as to the installation of
The SPITFIRE range of heaters is designed to run off 220‐240V Single‐Phase
50Hz electrical supply. The unit should be plugged into a 10A outlet.
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed.
Note: If the Plug needs to be replaced to suit local requirements a
qualified electrician should carry out the replacement taking care
to earth the unit and maintain the correct phase connection as per
the wiring diagram.
Please only use the following fuel types in the heater: Kerosene
with viscosity of 1.3 cst or Diesel with viscosity of 1.5 cst.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should any other fuel type be used.
Do not fill the fuel tank while the heater is running.
INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION (All Models)
Identify your unit from the model description on the serial
number label affixed to the heater.
Where necessary. Fit wheels on axle using the clips and cover
supplied. Fit axle assembly, handle and support to the tank
using the bolts, nuts and washers supplied. (See Diagram Below)
4. Fill the Fuel Tank using clean filtered fuel.
Power Plug to Mains Power Outlet.
Turn power switch to the On (I) position. This will start the
If the heater is in lock‐out, to restart, switch the main switch on
the machine off and on again after referring to point B in the
TO STOP (NORMAL OPERATION)
Turn power switch to the Off (0) position.
Remove the plug from the electrical outlet.
MAINTENANCE AND FAULT FINDING PROCEDURES
WARNING: ALWAYS ISOLATE UNIT FROM THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY BEFORE
ATTEMPTING ANY REPAIRS OR MAINTENANCE.
Every 150 hours: Wash inlet filter with mild detergent and dry.
Filter must be thoroughly dry before replacing and must not be
Every 150 hours: Check that all air lines are tight and in good
Every 300 hours: Replace fuel filter.
Every 600 hours: Drain the fuel tank and flush it using clean
Once per season or when necessary, adjust pressure setting as
per procedure below.
‐The pressure setting must be adjusted to achieve a red exit cone
with NO flame exiting the heater.
‐A red exit cone will ensure odour free operation.
To adjust pressure setting:
Start and run heater until stable operating temperature is
With heater running, loosen lock nut A.
Set correct pressure by adjusting valve B.
‐Screwing the valve clockwise will increase the fuel flow and
achieve a more red exit cone.
‐If flames are exiting the heater, turn the valve anti‐clockwise
to reduce fuel flow.
Once suitable pressure has been set, tighten lock nut A.
Lock Nut A Pressure Valve B
The fan motor never starts
Electricity Supply is faulty
Check the power plug is plugged in.
Check Thermostat setting and connections
‐ Thermostat setting is incorrect
‐ Thermostat plug is not plugged in
‐ Thermostat / thermostat connections is loose or faulty
The fan motor starts but unit goes into lockout
Diesel flow absent or low
Check that the fuel tank is full. Fill if necessary.
Check fuel filter for blockages. Clean and replace as
Check fuel line for blockages. Clean and replace as
Check air line for blockages or leaks. Tighten, clean
and replace as necessary.
Check air filters. Clean and replace as necessary
Inlet/outlet grill or inside of heater is dirty or partially
Check and clean as necessary
Fuel is contaminated or poor quality
Drain tank and replace fuel
Heater runs but excessive smoke or smell is emitted
Pressure adjustment is incorrect
Check and adjust and clean compressor regulating valve
(Follow procedure listed in the maintenance instructions)
Check air line for blockages or leaks. Tighten, clean or
replace as necessary.